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Residency Training Program Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the residency program?
  ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only.

How do I sign up for a medical student rotation?
  Contact Sean Spellman in the Office of Student Affairs.  

Is there a cutoff score on the USMLE?
  While we consider a candidate's complete application, you must have passed on the first attempt and preferably with a score of 200 or higher.

Do you offer positions outside of the match?
  No current positions are offered outside of the match process.

What openings are there in your program?
  We will begin accepting applications via ERAS for the PGY-2 when ERAS opens September 15th.
  There are no current vacancies at any other level of the program.

Do you offer a transitional year?

What is the deadline for applications?
  November 1st.

Do I need to have clinical experience in the US?
 Yes. You must ensure that you have completed an ACGME Accredited PGY 1 year in internal medicine, surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, or a transitional year in the United States before you begin our program.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?
  Yes, we do accept IMGs with truly exceptional academic credentials.

What requirements exist for IMGs?
  Please click here to refer to the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education website for a full
  discussion on application requirements of international medical graduates:

Which visa will I need for your program?
  J1 training visa, sponsored by the ECFMG. We do not support H visas. Please see UCD institutional
  website for more information.